Word Test 471

Improve Your Vocabulary

There is nothing more important in life than being able to master the power of communication. A good vocabulary is a like driving a car with rocket fuel instead of leaded gasoline. Words can power your career into high gear and increase your understanding of others.

From 2002-2014 we posted our Word of the Day and subsequently our Weekend Word Tests for 650 Consecutive Weeks or 12 ½ years, to help our viewers improve and expand their vocabulary. If you are serious about improving your vocabulary, our Word Test Library will challenge you to learn words you may never have known existed.

For the Week ending 03/04/11

Directions: Choose the word that matches with the definition and appropriately fits into the blank space in the sentence.

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of; to debilitate

Time in the tropical heat may _______ an otherwise healthy person.

To persuade by flattery, gentle pleading, or insincere language; wheedle

You can easily _______ a small child with candies or toys.

having a slanting position or direction; neither perpendicular nor horizontal; not level or upright; inclined

Looking at a page at an _______ angle can distort the typeface or an imprinted image.

soothing or pleasant to hear; sweet-sounding; melodious

The _______ tones of a chamber orchestra may lull you to sleep.

like an enemy; hostile; unfriendly. Injurious or harmful in effect; adverse

We invent scuba gear and submarines and we explore the deep ocean so _______ to our terrene mammal bodies.

We would like to thank Dr. Andrew Jamieson, MD, of Vancouver, Washington for his articulate contribution of words he supplied for the many years he served as our "eHappyLife Word Specialist."